WITH the second bye round for the season this Saturday it is timely to inform all Two Blues supporters of a major Toorak Park redevelopment including the Charles Lux Pavilion as depicted in this design.
Opened in March 1969 by then Prahran Mayor and Prahran Football Club president Charles Lux the pavilion and change rooms have been home to hundreds of famous Prahran footballing names over the years.
Prahran’s most famous name Kevin Sheedy, last month named Victorian Of The Year, was pictured with Charles Lux during the saga surrounding his dramatic move from the Two Blues to Richmond in 1967.
(The VFA refused to endorse his clearance in a feud with the then VFL relating to transfer fees. For crossing without a transfer, Sheedy was suspended from VFA competition for five years, but he remained free to play in the VFL during this time. )
While it will be the end of an era for many when the pavilion is demolished at the end of this football season, it will be replaced by a state-of-the-art two storey complex resulting in Toorak Park becoming one of Melbourne’s premier sports precincts.
The Stonnington Council, Governments and the AFL have all contributed funds towards the project which has already started with new cricket practice wickets installed.
Tenant clubs including Prahran Football Club will also contribute funds and benefit from new change rooms, social and viewing facilities.
The new pavilion and club rooms are expected to be ready for the 2024 football season.
The final home and away luncheon in the pavilion will be held on Saturday August 13 and the final club function will be the Jack Morgans Luncheon on Friday September 9.
To access further information go to stonnington.vic.gov.au and on the landing page type in: toorak park masterplan.
OUR netball players will finally have a home base as part of the Toorak Park precinct redevelopment.
The tennis courts opposite Toorak Park are being replaced by a multi purpose netball and tennis facility.
The new courts are slated to operate from the 2023 netball season early next year.
There will be three outdoor courts, added to the existing two indoor courts at Romanis that will enable the Prahran Netball Association to stage all matches at Romanis. At present some age groups play out of Bialik College due to lack of court space.
The new courts means Prahran teams can have a dedicated training night and house equipment on the premises.
CRUCIAL FOUR POINTS V PENINSULA
AFTER some anxious moments the Two Blues scored a 15 point win (12-10 (82) to 9-13 (67) over Peninsula at Toorak Park thanks to a five goal last quarter burst.
The win saw Prahran Assumption creep within two points of fourth placed Oakleigh.
Matthew Clifford set sail for goal in the crucial last quarter
Jake Stent-Powell marks at full stretch
First gamer Ben Hann (No 22) in the circle for club songs
Hayden Taylor sends forward in the Reserves
MATCH DAY AWARDS
Osborne Rooftop Voucher: James Musster
State Bank Past Players: Joe Whiting
Hagen’s Organic Meats: Jayden Williams
Osborne Rooftop Voucher: Taz Spinks
Toscano’s: Sam Capra
SOCIAL CALENDAR, SAVE THE DATES
BYE Weekend July 9th
Rd 13 16 Jul 16: Glen Eira, away
Rd 14 23 Jul: Oakleigh at Toorak Park
Rd 15 30 Jul: St Mary's Salesian at Toorak Park
Rd 16 06 Aug: PEGS, away
Rd 17 13 Aug Kew, at Toorak Park, HOME game luncheon and LADIES luncheon, Post game Club major raffle draw. Players after match function at Toorak Park.
Rd 18 20 Aug: Whitefriars , away
JACK MORGANS CLUB LUNCHEON SEPTEMBER 9